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Renya Xydis on hair trends for 2022 and the one question clients always ask her

With lockdowns dropped and salons back open, we've got plans for a new hairdo. Our Pinterest boards are overflowing with luscious locks and edgy chops and we're ready to ring in the new year with a new look. The only question is, which one?

For more than 30 years Renya Xydis has been leading the way in hair innovation and style. So naturally, she's the expert you'd want to ask about the latest in cut, colour and the hair trends for 2022. A creator and leader, one that is often credited with actually starting the trends, Renya created her salon group Valonz to offer a different experience for tastemakers and high-profile clientele.

We asked her all about cuts and colour for 2022, her favourite looks from fashion week and the hair products she'll always recommend. Here, we connect with Renya on what next in hair.


What do you think are going to be the biggest trends in cuts in 2022?

Layered bobs, I think the different variations will dominate 2022. Really loose textured construction. There is a big swing back to the 90s, the big supermodel blow dries and wearable shags that seriously suit so many face shapes.


What about in colour for 2022?

Shine shine shine. Colours, no matter what colour will be high shine, in line with the 90s look and feel. Luscious, shiny colour will be want women want next year. They have great hair after not colouring for almost a year so they want to hang onto that good quality hair.

As we move into summer we typically see blondes on the rise but we have noticed clients wanting less blonde and more subtle touches to give them a natural sun kissed look. Pinks and purples in soft muted tones will have a resurgence, for that stand out head turning fashion client.



Are there any major trends from fashion week that are influencing the looks for 2022?

It’s hard to focus on one particular trend from the shows as all designers try and do something completely different, however I did see a lot of hair accessories feature on the catwalks in September. Tom Ford had some embellished crystals, Dior had head scarves and Louis Vuitton had some beautiful head caps. Middle parts swept the runways. Chanel’s ready to wear had all the models with middle parts with undone lived in hair, the trend is that French, easy-again look you can see in Louis Vuitton ready to wear.



Do you have any personal favourite looks?

I love the 90s big supermodel blow dries, it’s so glamorous and you can literally see women come alive as their hair become voluminous. I love a good shag cut, that is loose and shapes the face, it’s a sexy cut that when cut correctly can grow out beautifully.


I'd love to know about your favourite products. Are there any styling products that you universally recommend?

I love Colour Motion by Wella, the range improves hair quality and stops the colour fading for up to eight weeks.

Eimi Perfect me, really delicate lotion that doesn’t weigh the hair done, tames the fly aways and adds shine – it’s an all rounder.

Wella SP Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir luxurious hair oil for long lasting smoothness and incredible touch ability. Designed to hydrate the hair and restore

Dyson Supersonic – if you don’t have one, invest in one, it’s the hot tool you can use on your hair, the heat technology protects the hair better than any blow drier on the market. It allows your hair to grow as you are not damaging with constant heat.



What's the haircare question you get asked all the time?

How do I get my hair to grow… my answer? We spend so much money on our skin yet neglect the hair. Invest in good colour shampoos and conditioner if you are colouring your hair. Invest in a good quality blow dryer like Dyson supersonic to take care of your hair. Use good brushes Jancke super brush is a game changer – no more breakage and invest in a good bond treatment and use it once a week Wellaplex is fantastic.


What's the one hair trend that you never want to see again?

Choc-top colouring – blonde on the top and dark underneath – seriously awful.


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